By Superguy0009e Comments
A few days ago, my dad and I got onto the conversation of Power Rangers, one of my favorite (if not my favorite) tv shows as a kid. We were talking about the possibility of a serious movie adaptation and how well it would do today. While I know there has been a movie about it, it was too tied into the show, a little too goofy and was a disappointment to fans and new comers alike. As I began thinking some more, I wondered how a serious adaptation could work, and it got me thinking: Should there be more movie adaptations that create their own universe?
Allow me to explain with the greatest Superhero movie to date, AVENGERS. One of the major reasons Avengers worked was because it appealed to both fans of the previous movies and the comics (best of both worlds) and made a new universe that both groups were a little new to. I was a big fan of the Ultimates storyline that they based the movie off of, so it was a treat to see the material being used and enjoyed by fans everywhere. A few years earlier, however, I was a part of the new comer group watching another successful movie adaptation, JJ Abrams STAR TREK (one of my favorite movies). This movie ignited my appreciation for Star Trek, and it was fun because I was able to enjoy what was given to me with people who already knew the information. The best part was that I could still love the movie without watching a few hundred Star Trek episodes. I grew a love for Star Trek without drama of keeping up with episodes each night, and that is the point that I am trying to get across.
Star Trek and Avengers showed us that old material can be taken, and with enough consideration, can begin new movie universes that everyone can enjoy and keep up with without all of the hassel of keeping up with the source material. While some of these movies have flopped (Transformer *cough*), I believe there is hope for new movie universes. I am dreaming for Digimon, Power Rangers and Voltron (and many more) to have serious adaptations come to the big screen, and with the right director, could bring make fans, new comers and studios happy.
In short: Movie adaptations can create universes that can bring in many fans both old and new. With proper consideration, the material can be taken seriously on even the craziest of concepts and create a worldwide love for some of the best fiction out there.
Comment on any movie adaptation you want to see with what cast/ crew you think could make it great.
For me, I say do a Digimon movie with Guillmore Del Toro or a Power Rangers movie wtih Joss Whedon